“LOOK MOM, IT’S CANNABIS!!”
squeals my excited 7 year old in the middle of his classmates pool party. Oh shit… What have I done?
“UUHHHH–Come here!” I awkwardly spat out while seated in front of the faded, fake plant in the middle of a table of other parents. To his credit, the stupid plant really did resemble a cannabis plant and I’m sure the creator of the damn thing knew what he was doing – I see yah you stoner! So then I entered the enormously strange position of being extremely proud that he knows what this beautiful plant is and looks like, and being completely mortified that my child just yelled out CANNABIS in the middle of all his friends’ parents. Knowing his friends, I 100% know that most of those parents indulge in cannabis themselves, but the paranoia was REAL people!
Now, I don’t know how open you are with your little’s about your cannabis use, but in our family we are about as open about it as possible. This is 100% why I got myself into the above situation. We call it by its proper name (as evident by the excited statement from my sweet child above), talk about why we consume our cannabis and what benefits we get from its use. He asks a question and gets the no bullshit answer from us. His books include titles such as “Daddies Dabs”, “Mommies Medibles”, “Green Buds and Hash”, “The Pie-eyed Piper”, and he reads them as his bedtime stories. We use cannabis infused creams on his bruises and bug bites, and he has no idea chocolate chip cookies normally don’t have hemp seeds and hemp flour in them.
It’s up to us to change the view about this remarkable plant and bring the world into the future! With all the different kinds of cannabis products out there right now, and our absolutely amazing M.O.M system of ordering, us parents have more and more options to take the stigma off this astounding plant and make the world safer for our little’s! So while I was absolutely mortified the moment my kid proudly proclaimed cannabis for all the pool to hear, the proud momma bear has overtaken the mortification aspect. I can’t wait for the day when everyone can loudly and proudly shout, “LOOK MOM! IT’S CANNABIS!” without shame. I guess my little is just ahead of the game.
kindly written by Melissa Richardson